eBay: We don’t share customer data with NSA

BERLIN (AP) — Online retail platform eBay says it doesn’t share data it collects on its customers with the U.S. National Security Agency. NSA leaker Edward Snowden has suggested that major web companies have set up systems to…

‘Elders’ urge Myanmar to address religious strife

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Jimmy Carter and two other former world leaders who are part of a group known as “The Elders” wrapped up a visit to Myanmar on Thursday with calls to address Buddhist-led violence against minority…

US economy grew at 2.5 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, an improvement from the first three months of the year. But economists are worried that growth may now be slowing. The…

Guinness-fueled ‘holiday’ troubles many in Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s love affair with pub and pint is sparking national soul-searching as never before because of an unofficial holiday dreamed up by Guinness. Thursday’s celebrations of Arthur’s Day, honoring the 18th-century founder of Ireland’s quintessential…

Batman vs. Superman: Fans won’t influence film

LONDON (AP) — Super heroes don’t bow to fan pressure — that’s according to screenwriter David S. Goyer, who is co-writing the new “Batman vs. Superman” movie. He’s currently working on the script for the upcoming comic book…

Wife says George Zimmerman has changed since trial

MIAMI (AP) — Shellie Zimmerman says her husband has changed since a jury acquitted him in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. She told Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday she doesn’t know what he’s capable…

Drake is comfortable in his own skin

NEW YORK (AP) — As Drake walks into the room, his body language projects an air of confidence. On any other day, it may go unnoticed, but on the eve of releasing his third album, “Nothing Was the…

Frustration for Conn., NY rail commuters

NEW YORK (AP) — Traffic is building along Interstate 95 as tens of thousands of Metro-North Railroad commuters scramble for alternate routes to get to work between Connecticut and New York City. A high-voltage feeder cable failed early…

Cameras capture eagle killing deer in Russia

LONDON (AP) — Remote cameras set up to track Siberian tigers in Russia have caught a golden eagle attack on a sika deer, snapping three photos as the massive bird digs its talons into the distressed animal’s back.…
Miracles for Munchkins Travel Mug Winner

Miracles for Munchkins Travel Mug Winner

Dunkin' Donuts unveils the years Miracles for Munchkins travel Mug design winner. Proceeds of the new mug will benefit Akron Children's Hospital of the Mahoning Valley.…
Gold phones

Gold phones

A new color of phones comes out.…

$15M gift for NYPL afterschool program

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Public Library has received a $15 million gift from the late editor of Cosmopolitan magazine for an afterschool program for underserved children. The library and the Helen Gurley Brown trust say…

Vikings set to invade British Museum in 2014

LONDON (AP) — The biggest Viking ship ever found is coming to London as part of a major exhibition that aims to expand the popular image of the Scandinavian plunderers. The 1,000-year-old, 37-meter (120-foot) wooden longboat discovered in…
Chevy Cruze Diesel

GM holds Diesel Cruze Driveaway

Chevrolet dealers from across the state are gathering at the General Motors Lordstown plant on Thursday to take possession of their Cruze Clean Turbo Diesels. …

Greece probes blog post calling for gov’t change

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Athens prosecutor ordered an investigation Thursday into a blog post on a military reservists’ website demanding the resignation of the government and president and the appointment of an interim government under the guarantee…

Sweden honors anti-war campaigns, human rights

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American anti-chemical weapons advocate, a Palestinian human rights campaigner, a Congolese surgeon who helps wartime rape victims and a Swiss pioneer of pest control for sustainable agriculture have been named winners of this year’s…

Suspected US drug smuggler arrested in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand arrested an American man and five other suspects wanted by the U.S. for allegedly running an international drug trafficking network that spanned Asia and the United States, authorities said Thursday. Joseph Manuel…

Nissan recalls 908,900 vehicles for sensor problem

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. recalled 908,900 vehicles around the world Thursday for defective accelerator sensors that could cause the engine to stall. The recall affects the Serena minivan, Infiniti M luxury model, X-trail sport utility vehicle…

Obama mocks GOP for ‘crazy’ Obamacare predictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promoting the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business next week. The White House says Obama will explain Thursday how Americans can comparison shop for…

Sudanese army deploys after deadly Khartoum riots

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese authorities have deployed troops around vital installations and gas stations in Khartoum following days of rioting over gas price hikes that left at least 30 dead. The army also reinforced positions Thursday around…